- Algeria (OAIC) tendered to buy 50,000 MT of optional origin milling wheat for July shipment

- Mar 24 - Mill in Oman bought about 60,000 tons of Russian milling wheat (min.12.5% protein) at around 230 $/t c&f for Jul-Aug shipments

- Iran bought about 80,000 tons of German and Black Sea origin wheat (30,000 MT of German and 50,000 MT of Black Sea) for April shipment

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Mar 19, recorded 511,069 tons, within analyst expectations

- CME says no decision yet on EU wheat contract launch

- China's Feb wheat imports down 77.5% on year to 130,202 tons, incl. 67,740 tons from Australia and 60,375 tons from Canada

- China's Jan-Feb wheat imports down 84.35% on year to 204.181 tons

- Japan's Marubeni Corp is to close its Australian grain trading business

- USDA attaché in the Philippines estimated 2014/15 wheat imports at 3.95 MMT up 13% from 2013/14

- USDA attaché in the Philippines estimated 2015/16 wheat imports at 4.0 MMT

- Russia bought 473,290 tons of intervention grains between Sept 30, 2014 – Mar 25, 2015, including wheat – 266,355 tons, barley – 113,650 tons and rye – 93,285 tons

- Russia Ag Min lowered its forecast of Russia's killed winter grain to 2.8 mln hectares from 3.6 mln. earlier

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 731,000 hectares of spring crops through March 24, or 1.4% of the planned total planted area vs. 459,100 hectares a year ago